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Nashua man arrested on drug allegations

NASHUA – Police said Tuesday the department’s “extensive investigation” into the sale of heroin throughout Nashua led to the arrest of a 30-year-old city man. Joseph Croft, of 42 Vine St., was arraigned Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South on two felony counts of sale ...

Amherst Jr. Women’s Club donation helps kids prepare for school

NASHUA – Children in the Front Door Agency’s Transformational Housing Program are starting the school year with new, well-fitting shoes, thanks to a recent $500 grant from the Amherst Junior Women’s Club. Each child received a professional shoe-fitting and made their choices from the ...

Gubernatorial candidates lead off week of debates

CONCORD (AP) – The Democrats competing to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu faced questions about inconsistent tax policy positions Tuesday during a televised debate a week before the primary. Both former state Sen. Molly Kelly and former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand were asked to ...

Milford celebrates hometown spirit in 70th annual parade

MILFORD – Despite a heat index in the triple digits Monday, participants and visitors alike came out in droves to kick off the unofficial last weekend of summer and watch Milford’s 70th annual Labor Day Parade. Firefighters, Girl Scouts, football players, dogs, clowns, a “king of ...

Up, up and away

MILFORD - The first day of the Northeast Balloon Festival took off bright and early Saturday morning with a sunrise ride to set the tone for the holiday weekend. The festival is taking over the Hampshire Dome at 34 Emerson Rd., Milford for three days. So, if folks missed Saturday’s start ...

Nashua Textile Strike: Labor Day 1934 was anything but tranquil

NASHUA – When they first reached Nashua in the final days of August 1934, news dispatches warning that a New England-wide Textile Union strike was likely were met with assurances that Nashua’s sprawling mill complexes would be up and running as usual come the Tuesday after Labor ...

Hot Wheels: Mustangs abundant at Grand National Show at brewery

MERRIMACK - Hundreds of Ford Mustangs took over the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Merrimack over the holiday weekend. Sponsored by the Mustang Club of America and hosted by the Mustang Car Club of New England, the 2018 MCA Granite State Mustang Grand National Show was the fourth and final event ...

Bear sighted in Mine Falls

A bear has been sighted in Mine Falls Park near Nashua South High School. The animal has been observed by several people walking there, and officials with New Hampshire Fish & Game are urging caution. They remind people not to go looking for the bear and to avoid contact if seen on a ...

A Celebration of Labor

Editor’s Note: To commemorate the upcoming Labor Day holiday, reporters from The Telegraph interviewed employees representing three industries that do not stop for holidays: food service, nursing and trucking. NASHUA – Today is the start of the annual three-day weekend that marks the ...

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley receiving $625K

MILFORD – A $625,000 federal grant will help the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) program continue working against substance abuse for five more years. “The Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley CAST Committee has been working diligently ...

New Elliot Health System president named

MANCHESTER – Dr. Greg Baxter is the new president of Manchester-based Elliot Health System, officials confirmed Friday. SolutioNHealth is a new entity serving as the parent firm for both Elliot and Southern New Hampshire Health of Nashua. Sherry Hausmann is president and CEO of ...

Prosecutors staying in Dusty Old Cars case

NASHUA – Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky will not get the two prosecutors from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office removed his case, as he wanted. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple ruled the prosecutors will not be disqualified from the case. ...

Selectman wants defamation lawsuit tossed

NASHUA – Hudson Selectman Marilyn McGrath wants the defamation lawsuit filed against her by real estate developer Steve Trefethen tossed out, arguing that she did not defame him during a public meeting. “I just don’t think the statements Ms. McGrath made are defamatory,” attorney ...

Overnight parking on streets causing issues

NASHUA – The city ordinance banning overnight on-street parking has been on the books for decades, but after a slew of public questions and comments this week, many apparently did not realize they would get tickets for leaving cars on the street at night. Many residents who weighed in on ...

Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in Nashua

NASHUA – Along with the 12 incidents of Legionnaires’ disease at Hampton Beach, including at least one which resulted in death, August saw two confirmed cases of this bacterial pneumonia in Nashua. While officials with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Division ...

Nashua property values up about $1B

NASHUA – Property values are skyrocketing, with the city’s total valuation likely going up by more than $1 billion. “It’s going to be somewhere very close to $10 billion,” Mayor James Donchess said of the new total estimated value. Nashua is nearly done with the state-mandated ...

‘Magical Days:’ Hollis Brookline students back in class after summer break

HOLLIS – The 10 weeks of summer vacation seemed “incredibly boring” without students in the halls at Hollis Brookline Middle School, Principal Robert Thompson said. Having both the seventh and eighth-graders back for the first official day of school Thursday was like “everyone’s ...

Rivier responds to opioid epidemic

NASHUA – Rivier University is responding to the ongoing opioid epidemic by adding a new Substance Use Disorders track option to the bachelor’s degree in psychology program, starting this term. “Our program recognizes that each person with a substance use disorder has a unique story and ...

Labor Day visitors expected to increase

NASHUA – During Labor Day weekend, roughly 660,000 people are expected to flock to New Hampshire for end of summer festivities, a 3.5 percent increase from last year, according to the state’s Division of Travel and Tourism Development. The three-day weekend draws people for hiking, ...

Judge: Audio recording allowed

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge this week denied assault suspect Ryan MacIntyre’s motion to supress an audio recording made by the alleged victim, who told police she only did it so police would believe her account of the incident. Attorney Anthony Naro, MacIntyre’s lawyer, argued in ...